University of Richmond women’s soccer coach Peter Albright has announced that senior All-American forward Becca Wann will miss the remainder of the soccer season after suffering a concussion during a season-opening tournament at James Madison.
Due to her history of multiple concussions, the Richmond medical staff deemed it in the best interest for Wann to miss the remainder of the season because of the nature of play and her position.
“Becca is a unique and remarkable athlete,” said Albright. “She has a game-changing presence in every competitive moment. It has been a privilege to be a part of her story. We will miss her contributions on the field, but I am proud of our decision to put Becca’s health and future first.”
The Richmond medical staff is planning to allow Wann to participate in her senior year of basketball due to the significantly lower risk of a repeat concussion.
“I have been beyond blessed with my career as a soccer player at the University of Richmond,” said Wann. “Although this is a difficult thing to swallow, I know that even in this time God is in control. The support from my coaches, teammates and Richmond community has been incredible. I am looking forward to finishing my senior year with the team.”
Wann’s illustrious career at Richmond includes numerous accolades, most notably winning a gold medal as part of the Women’s National Team at the 2012 FIFA U20 World Cup in Japan last fall. Wann is a NSCAA Division I All-American and an All-Conference selection every year of her career. Wann ranks second all-time in goals (34) and fourth in points (55). She scored a goal in each of the Spiders’ first two contests this season.
Wann was the first-ever Spider to be named the A-10 Rookie of the Year and the A-10 Offensive Player of the Year. The Chesterfield native was named to the prestigious Hermann Watch List as a junior and has led Richmond in goals and points every season.